A yoga class revived me with some deep breathing and a reconnection to my own creative spirit. The new found sense of the body meeting the mind developed a deeper freedom that begged to be creative and pleaded to paint.
The concept of celebrating inner connections that in turn allow passion in life through art became linked to the natural world, the place where I could best breathe and meditate. Being in the presence of nature grounds me i and truly inspires the spirit of my work. Long walks in deserts, on mountains and beaches have become a process of absorption and unfurling. Finally the painting itself becomes the true celebration of spirit and art.
The wildness of the thistle has always appealed to me. Besides being the symbol of Scotland, the land of my grandmother, it is a flower that defends itself with great enthusiasm. I have much admiration for its strength and beauty.